So I'm at my usual tailgate on Saturday, chowing down on some texas brownies and spinach artichoke dip, which were both delicious, when I struck up a conversation with the father of one of the students there. Turns out he works for the contracting company that was responsible for the Big House expansion, as well as various other stadium expansions around the country. He named Spartan Stadium, Soldier Field, and the newly announced Rose Bowl expansion as a few examples of the work they have done. He says that Penn St. is planning to expand very soon, and their expansion will put them in front of the Big House for total capacity. Not to be out done, M is already working on plans to expand behind the South Endzone. The numbers haven't been nailed down yet, but he said they were planning to add between 3,000 and 6,000 seats, and that number will undoubtedly depend on how ambitious the Penn St. expansion is.
Almost forgot. I also asked him if he knew anything about new scoreboards and he said the athletic department hasn't said anything to their company regarding them.